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53 Women and Children Massacred in Burundi For Resisting Government Move

Fifty three women and children were killed by uniformed men in Burundi when they refused to go to a government regroupment camp on July 22nd. The government has forced hundreds of tens of thousands of people into regroupment camps, claiming that their land is necessary to counter rebel forces. Burundi’s civil war has lasted seven years and claimed at least 200,000 lives, mostly civilian.

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Associated Press (http://www.ap.org) 31 July 2000

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